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So, here is the deal. My mother can transfer money in to my bank account from hers, we bank at the same bank, The Northfield Savings Bank, but she doesn’t want to because she is worried that it will affect my Food Stamps. I get around $250.00 in Food Stamps every month and it does help us quite a bit. So instead she gives me $300.00 on a Shaws gift card every month, at the end of the month. It is considered “A Gift In Kind” and I can report it when I fill out my annual review form but it will not detract from my benefits. Ezra and I also have excellent health insurance through the state of Vermont.
The problem is that if she chooses to give me cash at any other time she will not just deposit it in to my account, which she could do from home. Instead I have to go up to their house to get it. My father often has his pants and his belt unzipped when he comes to the door. My mother and I have both spoken to him about it. It is very disturbing to me and I would not feel comfortable bringing Ezra there, definitely not impromptu. This morning for example, apparently my mother knew I was coming, but my father did not.
A red flag too, my dad asked me some thing and then he asked me the same question again after I answered him. I told him that he had just asked me that question and that he had answered me. He said that he did not hear me, but he was just staring at me or out in to space. It was odd.

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I find interesting that at a talk given this year at Roots Tech in Utah by the Mormon church one of The 12 Apostles and his wife and daughter were talking and they were talking about a scriptural passage where water is flowing out from under a house. They said that water is the blessings that come from our prosperity, our children and our children’s children…
That makes me think of my son Ezra who lives with me and my niece Emily. I have a nephew too, but Emily, because she is female like me. She is only 10, but some day she will have children too.